World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) revealed its nominees for the “10 Worst Toys of 2016” and demonstrated the reasons why “Flying Heroes Superman Launcher” and other potentially hazardous toys should not be in the hands of children. Since December 2015, there have been at least nineteen (19) toys with recognized safety defects recalled in the United States. These recalls involved over eight hundred thousand (800,000) units of toys—five hundred thousand this year alone— and prove the inadequacy of existing standards.
W.A.T.C.H. warns shoppers to be aware of the types of toy hazards available online and in retail stores. This year, W.A.T.C.H. highlighted toys with inconsistent and inadequate warnings, cautions and age recommendations as well as other classic safety hazards that continue to reappear year after year. The organization’s website provides up-to-date information about toy recalls and stresses the necessity for more stringent oversight of the toy industry.
For a list of toys representing potential dangers this year, as well as additional safety information, please visit www.toysafety.org.
Best wishes to everyone from Swartz & Swartz, P.C. for a safe and healthy holiday season!